Close to Kos Town, this hotel offers a great choice of pools, along with easy access to the beach.
The pools are what really sell this hotel. There are four main ones, each with its own draw – for example, one’s adults only, while another houses the splash park. Elsewhere, you’ve got five restaurants, including a Greek place.
Location-wise, the hotel is in a quiet spot just a couple of minutes’ walk from a sandy beach. And when you fancy exploring, it’s a few minutes’ drive to the island capital, Kos Town.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner in the Greek, Italian or pool restaurants. Wine in the Italian restaurant has an extra charge. One meal a week in the Chinese à la carte restaurant. Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks until 24.00. Snacks at set times.
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Lagoon-style outdoor pool
This freeform, lagoon-style pool has a sun terrace and a Jacuzzi® with water jets. Pool towels and sunbeds are provided.
First Choice Kids' Club
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
Satellite pool snack bar
Providing a Continental breakfast from 10am to 11.30am and lunch between 12pm and 2.30pm. Gluten free dishes can be prepared on request and highchairs are provided.
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2 Bedroom Family Room with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace
Rooms are modern, with views over the hotel's gardens. They come with 2 separate bedrooms with twin or double beds, 2 flat screen TV’s, mini-fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, safety deposit box*, air-conditioning, bathroom with bath or shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. These rooms are set up for 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 2 children, or 2 adults and 3 children.
Junior Suite with Pool View and Balcony or Terrace
These stylish junior suites come with a balcony or terrace, overlooking the pool. They've got twin beds and 1 sofa bed in the bedroom, so there's space for 3 adults or 2 adults and a child. You'll also have a DVD player and bathrobes, slippers and a safety deposit box*.
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Not awful, but not 5 *
We have just returned ( Sunday 19th) from a 1 week all inclusive holiday at the Blue Lagoon Resort - 2 adults and 1 child ( 10 years) Overall we had a nice holiday, the resort is vast and the gardens are well tended and really quite lovely, the cleanliness of the resort is good - There are a LOT of people using the amenities and the hotel does a good job of tidying and cleaning these areas - It's not perfect but I think they work hard at keeping these areas clean and tidy given the amount of traffic. Rooms: We had a room in block 3000 - Far too close to the entertainment tent, which is VERY loud until about midnight - We don't like this type of entertainment so it wasn't the ideal location for us, you also get all of the holiday makers leaving for the next hour - LOUDLY, never ceases to amaze me that people ( and their children) shout, scream, bounce balls etc. at gone midnight! Very inconsiderate. Our room was on the small side, two single beds pushed together and a single bed. One wardrobe and one drawer, not adequate for 3 people, my husband used the wardrobe our child the draw and my clothes lived in the suitcase for a week - Not ideal. Beds are adequate, pillows hard - Bedding wasn't changed all week. The bathroom was VERY ropey! Plugs broken, over flow broken, cracked tiles, enamel on sink and bath flaking off and black, grout missing in tiles and towels are of varying quality some ok others grey and scratchy. Room was tided daily, bathroom basin was wiped over but floors were definitely not washed - black feet after walking on them. Pools: Lots of choices for smaller children, but the main pool is the only pool you can swim in if you're older than 7. Sun beds tricky to get, even if you go at 08.00am and sit with the bed until 09:30 then go for breakfast - In fairness this is peak time so it's to be expected and I fully support the removal of towels before 09:30. Main pool is very busy and very noisy! But it is a nice pool - Try not to be opposite the pancake Island or near the pool restaurant if you prefer it a bit quieter. Restaurants: Standard all inclusive fair for a 3* hotel, plenty of choice, reasonably cooked and warm enough. None of the restaurants are A La Carte - Do not be fooled! And all but one ( The Chinese) involve an element of buffet. In our opinion the Chinese was the best quality of food, not an extensive menu but table service and well cooked. We did find the quality of food lacking and disappointing in comparison to other 5* hotels we have stayed at. That said you shouldn't go hungry. Crepes were nice, all inclusive ice creams awful! Soft drinks poor quality, slushies were a hit with our son. Animation Team/Reps: Loud...annoying.....too much?.....lol we don't 'do' cheesy animation and club songs/dances so we're probably not best placed to comment on whether this was good or not. Our son didn't want to attend the kids club so can't comment on this either. We didn't see our rep, although she did call the room to check if we had any questions ( appreciated) and a text was sent by TUI with our transfer details the day before we were due to leave, which we thought was great! No wandering around trying to find notice boards etc. We went into Kos town on a couple of occasions, delightful and lovely, pretty vibrant town. We had some delicious meals out here - Do it you won't be disappointed! The harbour is picturesque there are even Roman ruins in the town centre that you can visit for free! We used the bus and Taxi, both cheap and easy BUT be aware if you want to go into Kos town on Friday/Saturday eve the wait for a taxi can be hours, so best to get the bus in, they are cheap, frequent and easy to use - then get a taxi home. We wouldn't stay at the Blue Lagoon again, we would prefer to find a smaller resort that is a true 5*, but we would definitely visit Kos again - As long as they update the airport.....But that's a different review lol.More
Definitely not 5 star!
While the resort itself is beautiful and clean, there are lots of issues which really take away from the holiday and it's a real shame because there's so much potential. First of all, the pools are stunning and huge but therein lays the first major flaw. There's no easy way to get from one side of the pool to the other apart from swimming. Normally, not too much of a problem but there's only one "pool bar" which you will get denied access to if you're "too wet"! There's a crepe bar on an island in the middle of of the pools and this would be the ideal location for a proper pool bar. The crepe bar here is good but expect a 10-15 minute wait in line as the crepes are made fresh from scratch which means there's ALWAYS a queue. This is also caused by the fact that crepes are made here for the snack bar at the water park. There's nothing more annoying than waiting for crepes to be made, only for them to be whisked away into tin foil and tupaware and you have to wait for another batch to be made. Sunbeds can't be reserved with towels until 9.30, which means that you can usually get a decent bed if you get there just before 9.30., However, 9.30 is ridiculously late and means that any one up for some early morning sun daren't leave their bed for breakfast until 9.30 for fear that towels will be removed. This means potentially, you could have been on your beds for an hour or two, nipped for breakfast and return to find someone else in your place and you things taken away by the lifeguards. 8am or 8.30 would be much more sensible. Breakfast is advertised until 11/11.30 but most cooked food is removed at 10. The sausages and what is supposed to pass as bacon are horrible. Overall however, the food is good. There's a good selection and plenty to go around. Drinks on the other hand are the very very worst I've ever had at an all inclusive. The "local" spirits are so bad that they are nearly undrinkable. There are a small selection of cocktails but these are the premixed type. Proper cocktails and spirits are available but at an extra cost. A perfect example of this money making attempt is that fact that "Orange Juice (the watered down kind) " is available for free at breakfast but a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice is available at a cost of €3.50! Proper cocktails are also highly priced and €7-€8 each. I think the fact that there's not a proper pool bar and that the drinks are so bad are a deliberate attempt by the hotel to get guests to either not drink or pay for drinks Most of the restaurant and bar staff are quite rude, you're made to feel that you are getting in the way of their job. Lots are oblivious to the fact you are there or just ignore you. The same goes for most of the entertainment staff. They'll quite happily walk straight past or step in front of you without so much as a smile or hello. The head waiter in the Nisos restaurant is particularly rude, shouting at staff and guests alike. The Restaurant manager, Stefano, is an exception to this however. He's extremely friendly and polite, makes a fuss of guests as they walk in. Suspect he owned a taverna at some point as he gives you that warm feeling before you go to eat. Following on from that the TUI reps don't seem to have a clue what's going on. Not sure if that's just comprehension of the English language or the fact that they're annoyed that they are having to look up from their mobile phones. The kids minidisco. Let's just say that our 5 year old went to see it once and decided not to go again. I think we've previously been spoilt with Reps and Entertainment by Thomson as we've had so so much better from them. This is our 4th/5th holiday with them and I can honestly say that as we've seen the entertainment deteriorate over that time. It's been moved to support more languages and supposedly "something for everyone" but has really turned into "nothing for anyone" We also got a room stuck near the entertainment tent which is ridiculously loud, even through double glazed doors, and goes on to just after 11pm. The water park is 5 minutes away from Reception, although reception could be a 5/10 minute walk from your room. There's a snack bar and bar down there, serving drinks and having a small selection of snacks, pizza, hot dogs, crepes and ice cream. Worth taking your own inflatables for the lazy river as there aren't many rings provided. Good selection of slides although kids have to be 120cm for the bigger ones, which our 5 year old was frustrated by as she couldn't go on. She's been on much bigger and better slides elsewhere. There is a mini market on site but expect to pay top whack, particularly for inflatables. There's no prices on anything in the shop so imagine our surprise when they told us the inflatable we'd chosen was €68! For an inflatable! Overall, it's not a bad resort but it's certainly not 5 star and not worth paying for all inclusive. This kind of holiday, you should be made to feel special but we just don't here. As I said, there's so much potential but it's missed the mark at so many points. You really don't expect to be saying "let's just make the best of it" on a 5* all inclusive, £3500 holiday for 2 adults and a child! We've had some fantastic holidays with Thomson over the years but sadly this will, in all likelihood, be our last. More
Excellent two week holiday
Everything on one site you could wish for.five different restaurant's five pools, adults too baby pool.and its own water park .rooms were spaceish and on adult section you had your own two sunbeds.staff were helpful and love the golf buggies to get around site .ten minutes too Kos town on bus.More
malcolm c, 190725
Return visit- just as good as 2016!
We returned to BL in may 2017 after a fantastic holiday here in 2016. Again we could not fault the place, in fact the additions to the resort such as the lifts helped tremendously. Immaculately clean, fabulous food and friendly staff. Already we are struggling to find somewhere as good for 2018! More
Just returned from 11 nights at the Blue Lagoon with 2 young kids and we all had a fantastic holiday. The grounds of the resort are beautifully kept and the swimming pools are excellent. The Water Park was brilliant and never got too busy. I can also recommend the kids club which my daughters loved. We only left the resort for one morning trip into Kos town as there was plenty to keep us entertained every day. The food was good, our favourite dining spot was outside at the Nisos restaurant. As well as being a nice area to sit in, there is a fantastic waiter there called Joey. He looked after us very well and sets a shining example in how to treat guests. We would definitely return to this hotel.More
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